The Washington Post has reported a joke as evidence that Russia is paying the President.
A joke told in confidence between Majority leader McCarthy and Speak Ryan was recorded and reported by the Post as the smoking gun of collusion between Trump and the Russians.
As Adam Entous breathlessly reported:
“A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post.”
Of course, the Post did not make the recording public, which would all but expose them as the deranged conspiracy theorists they are.
BUT they did publish a transcript, which makes it very clear that McCarthy was joking. Speaker Ryan’s office attempted to explain this to the Post, but of course they did not listen!
The Post chose to instead cite resident Republican backstabber and Never Trumper Evan McMullin as saying “It’s true that Majority Leader McCarthy said that he thought candidate Trump was on the Kremlin’s payroll. Speaker Ryan was concerned about that leaking.”
Will the Post next report that it was in fact Putin who instructed Trump to have that extra scoop of ice cream?